Hailed by the Calgary Herald as having “beauty of tone and a wonderfully flexible phrasing”, Sara Hahn is currently the Principal Flutist for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Prior to accepting this post in 2006, Sara performed as Assistant Principal Flute/Piccolo with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and completed an extensive three week tour of Japan and Hong Kong with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada in 2002. As a soloist, Sara performed the Chaminade Concertino with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to critical acclaim in 2015. In April 2016, she performed the world premiere of Arthur Bachmann’s “The Daughter of Elysium” with the CPO and in February 2018 she co-premiered Peter Anthony-Togni’s “Sea Dreams” with Luminous Voices.
Awards for Sara’s solo flute performances include the University of Toronto concerto competition, and $10,000 as the winner of the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg Doris McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with Orchestra. Sara is proud to be a co-founder of Green Banana Flute Studios, see www.gbflutes.com for details. She graduated with honours from the University of Toronto, receiving a Bachelor in Music Performance under internationally renown flutist, Susan Hoeppner.